SHOPPERS visiting Churchill Square this weekend will be able to explore the stars, all without ever leaving the centre, as a pop-up planetarium comes to the Brighton shopping centre.

As part of the British Science Festival taking place across Brighton and Hove, budding astronauts, astrologists and stargazers can journey to outer space - inside the free pop-up planetarium - via a special film created by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, complete with narration from an expert presenter.

Alongside a journey to the heavens, the science theme will continue as a team from the University of Brighton, a co-host of the British Science Festival alongside the University of Sussex, will be hosting a free interactive event this Saturday, inviting parents to discover why footwear plays such an important role in supporting a growing child’s foot.

Churchill Square centre director Mark Buchanan-Smith said: “We’re delighted that the British Science Festival will be here this Saturday.

“The free planetarium is a fantastic opportunity for visitors to the centre to experience the thrill of exploring the stars whilst learning more about the planets and constellations.

“As well as that and with the youngsters now back at school, it’s perfect timing for parents to learn all about why footwear is so important for children.

“We’ve got a pair of wonderful, interactive events here on Saturday and we can’t wait for it.”